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Old 06-02-2012, 04:19 PM   #91
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I've been using a Mossberg 500 for a long time. Navy uses them and I've had to qualify with the 500 and 590. The things I like about the Mossberg is the locationof the safety and the pump release. The location of these controls makes it easy to use right or left handed without having to move the weapon hand off the grip.

I Also have a Remington 870. The 870 is a very robust shotgun. The action feels more solid. The receiver is made out of steel instead of forged aluminum as the Mossbergs are.

In the actual employmentr of the shotguns, switching out a shell in the chamber to a slug can cost you a round with the Mossberg where it might not with the Remington, depending on the technique you use to do a shot to slug change out, and if you are starting from a patrol safe condition or a patrol ready condition.

Both guns are solidly made, have excellent track records in service with military and police. A lot comes down to personal preference, how it is intended to be used, how much you actually plan to practice with it, and what your budget is.

If you are going to do heavy practice and use mostly buck and slugs and go with the Remington, then you can optto buy the Police model which is made in a separate part of the factory and uses heavier duty springs, different finish, different triggerguard, and generaly get more attention to detail. If you opt to get an express model you can do most of the upgrades yourself over time.

Mossberg offers the 590A1 model which is a military model the has a metal trigger guard, heavier thickness barrel, and metal safety switch.

Again both are decent guns.
What one is tha 500 on tha left side?
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Ya Rem is so Gorgeous
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I payed $270 new in box after rebate for my 870 Express field model.

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What one is tha 500 on tha left side?
Yep, Remington on left, Mossberg on right.
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Ya Rem is so Gorgeous
Thanks, it is about 6 years old, I got in in a trade recently. The previous owner never even put a round in the chamber, and decided he just didn't need it if he was never going to use it.

The Mossberg is about 20 years old. Its got a few miles on it, but all in all I've tried to take care of it. It does look kind of shiney next to the Remy though.
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Like the wood on that one.
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Here it is at a different angle, with my Marlin 60 Glenfield. People always say the 870 Express models are rough around the edges, but my 60 was much more rough, and people laud those all the time. So I don't see the big deal. Both of them have been utterly reliable. Only hang ups have been with loading the 60, and since all the trouble happens whenever someone else shoots it, I'm inclined to say that the trouble is just noobies who aren't familiar with the tube magazine.

All that said, both have smoothed out substantially and only took a couple rounds to do so. You cant go wrong with either of these guns.


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the one thing I noticed is the finish on my 870 is kinda rough. I havent oiled it or cleaned it for a few months now and it got some rust where the bluing is weak. I have been tossing around the idea of camo paint for a while. i think i chimed in on this thread a while back, but other than the finish i love my 870.
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Yeah it is kinda thin. But with this amount of money I've saved on my Express over a nicer model, I could refinish the gun several times and still be under. It doesn't bother me and I oil my 870 monthly.
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